CHICAGO (AP) - Several families who say their loved ones were shot and killed by police are filing a complaint with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago to demand a complete investigation of their cases as well.
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression filed the complaint on their behalf Thursday.
Group members say they filed a similar complaint last year to no avail. But they hope to get more traction with renewed attention on police shootings after the release of video from last year that shows a black teenager fatally shot by a white officer.
The alliance turned over a list of dozens of cases, including shootings of teenagers by officers and what the group describes as coerced confessions and torture. Some group members described instances that sounded much like the shooting of Laquan McDonald - young men shot when they did not appear to pose any danger to police.